Re: [MBZ] another oddball experience with W123 heat - update

2015-03-24 Thread G. M. Brown via Mercedes
An update for those who may be interested: 1) Installed my acetone + DeOxit cleaned multi-purpose stalk in my '84 300D and all is OK (Yipeee!), and 2) The interior fan problem I was having in my '85 300TD has also been resolved via thoroughly cleaning the pins of the fan speed resistor cage

Re: [MBZ] another oddball experience with W123 heat - update

2015-03-24 Thread wiltonw--- via Mercedes
ATTABOY! Wilton G. M. Brown via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: An update for those who may be interested: 1) Installed my acetone + DeOxit cleaned multi-purpose stalk in my '84 300D and all is OK (Yipeee!), and 2) The interior fan problem I was having in my '85 300TD has also

Re: [MBZ] another oddball experience with W123 heat - update

2015-03-13 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
I'm going to check the coolant level this weekend to see if it went down again. I had good heat today, with temps in the 30s and 40s (DC area). If the coolant level is still normal then I guess I don't need a monovalve after all. On Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 6:50 PM, Jon Agne via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] another oddball experience with W123 heat - update

2015-03-13 Thread Jon Agne via Mercedes
I’ll say it again. Chinese monovalves are crap. If your monovalve has a minuscule tear in the rubber diaphragm, it’ll work great for a awhile, and the return to it’s unpredictable and errant ways. IIRC, you also had an issue with low coolant, so hopefully, your present (old) monovalve is

[MBZ] another oddball experience with W123 heat - update

2015-03-12 Thread G. M. Brown via Mercedes
Guys, I changed the new mono valve insert, which I had obtained from the PartsGeek, back to the one I had in there previously where one could not regulate the temperature via the PBU thumbwheel . . . it would be max heat at the MAX position or almost no heat at any other temp setting. The old